How to make Kale Chane -

Whole black gram soaked and cooked with simple spices. This flavourful bowl is best had with pooris

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Dried black chickpeas (kale chane), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kale Chane

Kale Chane Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kale Chane Recipe

  • Dried black chickpeas (kale chane) , soaked overnight and boiled 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Puris to serve


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, mix well and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add black chickpeas and salt and mix well. Add garam masala powder, mix, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve hot with puris.

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